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F1 Sign off

F1 sign off

F1 trainees who have successfully completed their F1 year and have achieved an Outcome 1 in their ARCP will be issued with an Foundation Year 1 Certificate of Completion document.  This document is your end of year certificate and will be signed-off by the Foundation School Director or other authorised signatory in the Foundation School.

 Your certificate of experience (CoE) required by the GMC to allow full registration will not be processed unless you have a F1CC.

  • Scottish graduates in a Foundation Programme outside Scotland will have an electronic copy of the completed F1CC sent by the host Foundation School to the relevant foundation contact for your graduating university.
  • Scottish graduates in the Scottish Foundation School will have an electronic copy of the completed F1CC sent to the Foundation School in the region where your graduating university is based.
  • Non-Scottish graduates working in Scotland, will have an electronic copy of the form sent to the relevant foundation contact for your graduating university/Medical school by the national deadline. This will allow them to complete your CoE. 
  • The F1CC is generated electronically, signed digitally and stored in your e-portfolio.  There is NO paper copy.